Race Against Hunger
After learning about the poverty and malnutrition of the children in Chad, our students held a Race Against Hunger in which they collected pledges for laps they would run on Race Day. We raised over $1,100 for Chad that day through our students’ hard work!
Feeding the Homeless
Once again this year, all the students of New Horizon Westside, from Preschool to Fifth Grade, participated in our annual Feeding the Homeless project. This project was created and continues to be sustained by New Horizon students' desire to help their needy neighbors and alleviate the suffering of our local poor, following the sunnah of our dearest Prophet (PBUH). The project relies solely on the hard work and committed efforts of students, under the guidance of the teachers. This May, they spent two weeks raising funds and donating for lunch supplies. On May 23, 2012, students collaborated in an all-day process of making turkey and cheese sandwiches, decorating paper bags, and filling the bags with fruit and water bottles. This year, students made over two hundred brown-paper-bag lunches. The lunches were taken to, and distributed in front of missions and centers in the impoverished neighborhood of Skid Row, Los Angeles.
Artwalk and more.....
New Horizon Westside's Art Walk along Sawtelle Boulevard took place on Friday, February 17, 2012.
Our business neighbors graciously opened their doors and embraced the amazingly creative artwork of the students of New Horizon. The blending of cultures, the sensibility to the arts and the appreciation of emerging talent unwittingly unites the Sawtelle business owners and our school community. Participating businesses included:
TOMO, a new coffee spot
BLACK MARKET, hip store with cool stuff
MIZU, very nice, upscale restaurant
HAYAMA, that cool restaurant next door to school
GRANADA, the grocery store across the street!
YAMAGUCHI, our long time supporter garden store, and many more along the boulevard.
We are happy to report that most of the students’ original artwork has now found new homes as part of the permanent collection of private art connoisseurs.